Denzel Washington Shines Best When He’s the Villian [VIDEO] NSFW
Since 1976 there has been a career that could only be that of Denzel Washington's. The American actor, screenwriter, director, and film producer. He first rose to notoriety when he joined the cast of the medical drama, St. Elsewhere, playing Dr. Philip Chandler for six years. He has received much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures, such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone.
With two Academy Awards and countless other accolaids and awards in his pocket Denzel continues to be one of the very best that has ever taken to the silver screen. From his awesome portrayal of Malcom X to his authentic and chilling performance as Frank Lucas, Denzel proves that he has the passion, talent and strength to be a true character actor. When it comes to good guys and bad guys I have to say the my favorite Denzel is the Bad Boy!
One of my favorite movies of all time is "Man on Fire" It stars Denzel as a despondent former CIA operative turned bodyguard. It also stars Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke. After the little girl he is paid to protect is kidnapped, ransomed and thought killed by a corrupt Mexican police dept working with the Mexican Cartel, ex-CIA assassin Denzel gets to the heart of the matter and brings the whole thing crashing down. Check out this interrogation scene from "Man on Fire" :
Next up is Frank Lucas. 2007 American biographical crime film "American Gangster" directed by Ridley Scott and written by Steve Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a gangster from La Grange, North Carolina who smuggled heroin into the United States on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War. Denzel takes on this character without fear and knocks it completely out of the park. Here is one of my favorite scenes:
Next on the list is "Training Day". 2001 crime drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David Ayer. The film follows a single day in the life of an LAPD cop, Jake Hoyt (Hawke), who is scheduled to be evaluated by Detective Alonzo Harris (Washington), a highly decorated LAPD narcotics officer who could advance Jake's career. but as you quickly find out all is not as it seems and the day spent training is an elaborate plan to steal millions in order to buy forgiveness from the Russian Mob. Take a Look at Alonzo/ Denzel in action:
Denzel continues to deliver the goods in his latest movie "Safe House" . Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. Let's take an inside look:
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